Writers’ Tears unveils new cask strength release

by Kate Malczewski

Ireland's Walsh Whiskey Distillery has launched the latest edition of its Writers' Tears Cask Strength expression.

The new bottling is the 11th release of the super-premium spirit. To craft the 54.2% ABV liquid, the producer brings together two whiskeys – a single pot still and a single malt – both of which are triple distilled, non-chill-filtered and matured in Bourbon barrels. On the nose, the expression delivers aromas of wild berries and orchard fruits, while the palate offers spiced ginger and creamy notes. Bernard Walsh, Walsh Whiskey co-founder, said: “Cask strength Irish whiskey is still quite rare, but our vatting combining both pot still and single malt is truly unique. While still a very limited number, we are pleased to be able to offer some 6,000 bottles this year to our growing worldwide community.” Of the 6,000 bottles available, 1,500 will be dedicated to the US market, and the rest will be distributed in Ireland, Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Russia and the UK, as well as through travel retail. Writers' Tears Cask Strength is priced at US$150 per 700ml.